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Welcome To ANWA

American Night Writers Association (ANWA, pronounced "ann-wah") is a unique network for women who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are interested in writing. The Association  offers an annual membership for $24 and was founded in Arizona by Marsha Ward in October, 1986. The purpose of our Association is to encourage, assist, educate, and motivate members to write, and if they desire, to publish their work. LDS women writers, from beginners to published authors, are invited to join.

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    Executive President’s Message

    Announcing! 

    2016 ANWA's Time Out For Writers  Conference

    Where? A new location, the Double Tree by Hilton, 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85282, USA.
    When?  September 15 - 17 2016, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

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    Cindy Williams
    ANWA Executive President

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    Intermountain and Northwest Retreats

    REGISTRATION OPEN for INTERMOUNTAIN RETREAT!

    Don't miss our annual Intermountain Region Retreat. We are excited to return to the scenic hills of Morgan, Utah for this year’s retreat. Last year we had so much fun it’s going to be hard to top it.

    DATE:  Sept. 18th (4pm) to Sept. 19th (4pm), 2015

    Early write in: Sept. 18th from 10am-4pm (Bring your own lunch)

    Location: Thompson House – Morgan, UT - 1/2 hour South-East of Ogden, UT. Amenities include WiFi and cell service, pool and hot tub, a luxurious kitchen and main room, lots of places to sneak away and write in beautiful surroundings.

    Event Cost: $75 - includes one-night lodging and three meals.


    Retreat Schedule: This year’s retreat includes: mini-intensive workshops, practice pitch sessions, a twitter pitch contest, bookstore, fabulous food, lots of writing time, and tons of fun!

    Important Registration Information –

    Registration opens July 15th and will close on August 31st or when all the spaces are filled.

    To sign up go to EVENTS (Top menu) and then click on INTERMOUNTAIN RETREAT.

    For questions and more information please fill out the Contact Us form accessible from the Top Menu.

     

    WATCH FOR UPCOMING REGISTRATION for NORTHWEST RETREAT!

    The Northwest Region of American Night Writers Association (ANWA) presents the eighth annual Northwest Writers Retreat

    DATE: 4:00 pm October 22nd, 2015 thru Noon on October 24th.

    Optional Write-in: 3:00 pm October 21 - 4:00 pm October 22, 2015

    Location: Rosario Beach, WA (around the corner from Deception Pass)

    EVENT COST:  $90.00 Retreat. Price covers lodging, food, and classes $25.00 Optional write-in. Price covers lodging only. 

    RETREAT INCLUDES:

    Classes by published authors
    Blocks of time set aside for writing
    Critique sessions
    Flash Fiction Contest
    Gather with other Latter-day Saint Women to learn, practice, and network in a beautiful setting. All are welcome from beginners to pros. All you need to participate is a love for the written word.

    WRITER IN RESIDENCE:

    Lisa Mangum has loved and worked with books ever since elementary school, when she volunteered at the school library during recess. Her first paying job was shelving books at the Sandy, Utah Library. She worked for five years at Waldenbooks while she attended the University of Utah, graduating with honors with a degree in English. An avid reader of all genres, Lisa has worked in the publishing industry since 1997. She is currently working as Managing Editor of Shadow Mountain Publishing. Besides books, she loves movies, trips to Disneyland, and vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberries. She lives in Utah with her husband Tracy. She is the author or four award-winning YA novels, The Hourglass Door, The Golden Spiral, The Forgotten Locket, and After Hello.

     

    Note: Registration is not yet open. Registration will open sometime in July for this event.

    For questions and more information please fill out the Contact Us form accessible from the Top Menu

     

     

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